IIT-Ropar develops device to test coronavirus instantly, awaits clinical trials

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By: Education Desk | New Delhi |

Published: April 24, 2020 8:14:16 pm


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A professor on the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar claimed to have developed a prototype distant temperature mapping device which might reveal if an individual is wholesome, contaminated by COVID-19 or is extra susceptible to the illness. As per a press launch, the device displays the infrared radiation emanating over the human face and might test individuals mechanically with out human intervention.

The prototype is prepared, nevertheless, that is nonetheless awaiting a clinical trial. Only after clearance from the medical authorities, it might be used for testing on individuals.

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The ‘infrared vision system’, claims the institute, can detect the suspects based mostly on the relative temperature measurement over chosen options of the face with self-reference. It is predicted to change the hand-held thermal imaging units that are extensively used throughout locations with human involvement.

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“The device will take an infrared image of the face of every person and show the image of the person within two seconds, giving the information saying Infected, suspected, or healthy. The information can be connected to the central desktop wirelessly and can help the authorities to detect the infected persons,” claims the IIT.

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“This infrared vision system measures a wide range of temperatures with a pixel resolution of 160 X 120 and sensitivity of 70 mK. Further, the thermograms captured during the screening process are exported to the processing unit wirelessly and the decision will be displayed almost in no time,” it claimed.

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